August 30, 1946 – July 8, 2018
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the Dr. Bob. Kemp Hospice. John is survived by his loving wife and best friend Sheila. Cherished and much loved father of Lee and his wife Lindsay and daughter Amy. Proud Papa of Aurora and Athena. Predeceased by his parents John and Mary Robertshaw. Dear brother-in-law to Vaughn and Marilyn Gunby, John and Sharon Newlands, Bernard and Roberta Elphee and caring uncle to several nieces and nephews. John was a long-time employee of Procter and Gamble. He was also a fixture at the Dundas Arena and baseball diamonds for many years, first as a player, then coach, supportive parent and fan. Visitation at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St, Dundas, on Friday July 13, 2018 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. with a Funeral Service to follow at 2:00p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice would be greatly appreciated by the family.
It is with love and fond memories that I write and send my deepest sympathies to Sheila, Lee and Lindsay, Amy, Rory and Athena, in the loss of your loving husband, devoted and supportive Dad and proud Papa, always loving, kind and true.
John certainly was ‘one of a kind’ and a great friend…..the kind of friend that even if you hadn’t seen him for many months, the connection was like you were never apart. I will forever remember with fondness his laugh, the twinkle in his beautiful blue eyes, his delicious cologne and how he loved to talk!
Memories are forever.
To Sheila, Lee & Amy and the Robertshaw family:
In your time of sorrow we offer our deepest condolences on John’s untimely passing. He was a proud, caring, willing and devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, son-in-law, brother-in-law, friend, neighbour, employee, co-worker, volunteer, citizen, human being – and even an athlete. His unselfish deeds spoke louder than any words could and he carried them out respectfully with utmost honesty, integrity and humility – mixed in with a dose of wry humour. It was indeed an honour for myself and our family to have been associated with John and his loving family for almost 40 years. Although he will be missed immensely by us personally and all who knew him, his family can gain some solace knowing that he will always be remembered for the high moral standards and values he cherished and consistently displayed. There is no greater legacy a person can leave behind than a “good name” and John certainly succeeded in that regard.
Sheila: Deepest sympathy to you, Lee , Amy and family. You have lost a great husband, father and grandpa, I know how hard it is at this most stressful time. Many, many fun times years ago. May God be with you.
Sheila: Deepest sympathy to you, Lee, Amy and families. John was a loyal husband, father and grandpa. He will be missed by many. I often think back 50 years to all the fun times we once shared. So much has changed. I will be thinking of you tomorrow. May God be with you.
Dear Sheila and family – Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. John will be remembered for all the great times we spent together. Deepest sympathy to you all.
Wally and Barb Karschti. We were saddened to learn of John’s passing and your great loss. Life as always splits people in different directions but not memories. We are glad that we lived in a lifetime where his memory recalls smiles and good feelings, we both feel privileged to have had that opportunity. Our condolences and best wishes to you and your family, he will be missed in our world but never in our memories.
To Sheila and family our deepest condolences on Johns untimely passing after a courageous battle. We had many good years working together at P&G. We will miss him at our monthly soap workers luncheons. Dave and Diane Reid
I did not know John in his adult life. I knew him as my next door neighbour on Glenmorris Drive. He was quiet but friendly. The Robertshaws John Jr. and his Mom and Dad were good neighbours. I know that if my parents were alive today, they would be sad to hear of your family’s loss. I realize when I read the messages above, that he impacted many lives in our community. To Sheila and his children and grandchildren, I am so sorry.
Valerie Dyment ( Tweddell ).
Sheila ,and family. We are so going to miss John. A wonderful person. A preveledge to have known him.We are here for you.Remember the good times.
Sheila, Lee, Amy and Family
Sincere condolences on the loss of John, a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Hold you memories close and remember all the wonderful times you shared.
Sheila, Lee and Amy and families, so sorry for your loss ! You are in our thoughts and prayers. ,may all the great memories comfort you at this difficult time.
Dear Sheila, Lee, Amy and all the Robertshaw family. It was with great sadness I learned of John’s passing. I have so many great memories of John from our family trips to the cottages. The world has lost a good man, but his kindness and humour won’t be forgotten. Keeping you all in my thoughts at this time.
Sheila and family my deepest sympathy on John,s passing.
I remember John from my childhood when he, my brother, Ron , Gary Beswetherick and Donny Adams were inseparable. They were young, strong, handsome guys who thought they thought they would live forever. They were members of this tight knit brotherhood well into their adult years introducing their wives and families into the circle. The last time I saw John was at Ron’s funeral 14 years ago but what I remember best is that twinkling in his eyes when he flashed that amazing smile back when he was a teen. Sheila and family, wishing you comfort in the good memories of John. My deepest sympathy for your loss.
Hi Sheila, Darlene, my sister, just told me today about you losing John last year. I wish I had stayed in touch, who knows why I didn’t. We were very close friends, and I remember when you were married. I’m proud to say that we were close, and had a bond. Take care John